After years of 'encouragement' by a good friend, I finally took an MSF course last Summer and bought my first bike. I immediately became a daily rider and put almost 10,000 kms (6,000 mi) on it before blowing a gasket.
At the encouragement of my wife, I began looking for a replacement and settled on an '02 BMW R1150RT. I picked it up this past weekend and hope to be riding it by this coming weekend.
Here's a pic of it on the trailer right after purchasing it.